Update from a PYSO Alum

Update from a PYSO Alum

  Diani Shi, PSYO alum (2006-2009 and concertmaster in 2008-09!) has been busy! After PYSO she graduated from Princeton, then graduated from Harvard Medical School, and now is a resident physician at the Harvard hospitals in Boston. She continued to play violin in...

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High Notes: Elijah Nice

High Notes: Elijah Nice

For this week's High Notes, we hear from Elijah Nice, a percussionist who has been with PYSO for 2 seasons. Elijah was born in Lakeland, FL and moved to Bethel Park in 2005. He attended both public school and was home schooled for seven years. He returned to...

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High Notes: Mei Hommes

High Notes: Mei Hommes

  For today’s High Notes we hear from Mei Hommes, a violinist who has been with PYSO for two seasons. Some of Mei’s recent musical accomplishments include being the concertmaster during her last year of TRYPO, and playing in the 2019-2020 PMEA Honors, District, and...

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High Notes: Nicholas Palermo

High Notes: Nicholas Palermo

  For this week’s High Notes, we hear from another PYSO bassist. Nicholas Palermo has played bass with PYSO for two seasons, as well as playing the principal bass for the North Allegheny Chamber Orchestra and the Pit Orchestra for the 2020 North Allegheny Production...

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Beyond the Notes: Creativity and Music

Beyond the Notes: Creativity and Music

Last night’s Beyond the Notes session was the second part of Creativity and Music with special guest Dr. Pius Cheung. Mr. Cheung and PYSO Music Director Earl Lee analyzed, discussed and then led the orchestra in live readings of original pieces written by their fellow...

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High Notes: Kobe Coleman

High Notes: Kobe Coleman

  For today’s High Notes, we hear from bassist Kobe Coleman, who has played the double bass with PYSO for 2 seasons. When asked how PYSO has been an influence, Kobe wrote, “PYSO made a difference in my life because it cemented one of my primary paths for the future. I...

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High Notes: Luke Pedersen

High Notes: Luke Pedersen

This week’s High Notes will be featuring Luke Pedersen, a bassist who has been with PYSO for 3 years.  Luke has an impressive list of musical accomplishments, including being a section leader for the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chartiers...

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High Notes: Riley Fichtenmayer

High Notes: Riley Fichtenmayer

  This season, PYSO will be recognizing our talented musicians through a series called High Notes. Stay tuned to learn more about PYSO members, as they continue to develop and grow as musicians. We recently heard from violinist Riley Fichtenmayer, who has played...

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6:30 pm Beyond the Notes: Byron Stripling
Beyond the Notes: Byron Stripling
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Beyond the Notes: Byron Stripling
Final submission day for “virtual orchestra” materials (only for those who have been asked to re-record a particular excerpt). Special presentation by PSO Pops Conductor Byron Stripling! Byron Stripling’s electrifying and heartfelt tribute to Louis[...]
Dec
6
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6:30 pm PYSO Final Fall Session & Wrap Up @ ZOOM
PYSO Final Fall Session & Wrap Up @ ZOOM
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
If possible and safe to meet and rehearse in small groups, PYSO will do so and start filming short performances to make into a video. (If we can’t meet in person, we will continue to[...]
Dec
13
Sun
6:30 pm PYSO Final Fall Session & Wrap Up @ ZOOM
PYSO Final Fall Session & Wrap Up @ ZOOM
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
If possible and safe to meet and rehearse in small groups, PYSO will do so and start filming short performances to make into a video. (If we can’t meet in person, we will continue to[...]

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